mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > New To GIMPS? Start Here! > Information & Answers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2020-03-18, 07:17   #1
Belphegor
 
Mar 2020

22 Posts
Default How to run PRP test

Hi,

I am new to this.

I have downloaded mprime command line version on my mac (10.15.2 Catalina), as the other program Prime95 would not open despite repeated attempts and following instructions found dug out of various threads.

I have successfully run 4 C-LL's. I want to run a PRP test but I cannot find instructions on how to.

Could I please have a VERY simple step-by-step guide on how to run it?

Best wishes,

Belphegor..
Belphegor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-18, 14:31   #2
phillipsjk
 
Nov 2019

358 Posts
Default

Do you have a specific number you want to test, or are you expecting to be assigned PRP work?


OK, I think I see what OP was complaining about; no PRP option ('Advanced/Test' appears to be a LL test):


Code:
         Main Menu

     1.  Test/Primenet
     2.  Test/Worker threads
     3.  Test/Status
     4.  Test/Stop
     5.  Test/Exit
     6.  Advanced/Test
     7.  Advanced/Time
     8.  Advanced/P-1
     9.  Advanced/ECM
    10.  Advanced/Manual Communication
    11.  Advanced/Unreserve Exponent
    12.  Advanced/Quit Gimps
    13.  Options/CPU
    14.  Options/Preferences
    15.  Options/Torture Test
    16.  Options/Benchmark
    17.  Help/About
    18.  Help/About PrimeNet Server
You may have to look up how to manually edit the worktodo.txt
phillipsjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-18, 14:48   #3
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502
 
Uncwilly's Avatar
 
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts

7×1,171 Posts
Default

You have to select work type through #2 (Test/Worker threads)
I don't do the command line version, but that is where the settings are in the GUI version.
The values for the work type get stored in the local.txt file. Look for the SrvrPO1 value under the [Worker #] entry.

Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2020-03-18 at 14:50
Uncwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-18, 15:01   #4
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502
 
Uncwilly's Avatar
 
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts

819710 Posts
Default

I just looked and the date for command line version is 2015. That is prior to PRP being added for First Time Checks. Looks like you are out of luck doing PRP's. LL's are still welcome. And almost all of the DC's needed are LL's.
Uncwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-18, 15:42   #5
kriesel
 
kriesel's Avatar
 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

FCA16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belphegor View Post
I have successfully run 4 C-LL's. I want to run a PRP test but I cannot find instructions on how to.
Do you have a gpu?
kriesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-22, 06:19   #6
Belphegor
 
Mar 2020

22 Posts
Unhappy

Thanks for the information. Most of it went over my head, but the take home message appeared to be that if you have a Mac computer, you cannot run PRP tests.

Is this true?

Best,

Brendan

PS Sorry, I don't have a GPU.
Belphegor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-22, 12:52   #7
S485122
 
S485122's Avatar
 
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium

153110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
I just looked and the date for command line version is 2015. That is prior to PRP being added for First Time Checks. Looks like you are out of luck doing PRP's. LL's are still welcome. And almost all of the DC's needed are LL's.
? On ftp://mersenne.org/gimps/ there is the file

2020-03-19 04:52:00 p95v298b7.MacOSX.noGUI.tar.gz

Obviously you did not look very thoroughly ;-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kriesel View Post
Do you have a gpu?
Not relevant in view of the questions the OP posted, he is lost and you add complication ;-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Belphegor View Post
Thanks for the information. Most of it went over my head, but the take home message appeared to be that if you have a Mac computer, you cannot run PRP tests.

Is this true?

Best,

Brendan

PS Sorry, I don't have a GPU.
You have several way to do PRP on your MAC :

- use the option 2, respond by enter to leave the values as they are until you reach the question about the work type. There are three options to get PRP assignments. This is the easiest way of doing what you want.

- set you work type through the "Account/Team Info" / "My Account" / "CPUs" page on the GIMPS site.

- more "complicated", get manual assignments from the GIMPS site, and paste them in your worktodo.twt file. I would not recommand this if you are unsure.

Be aware that mprime will periodically do some doublechecks to verify the reliability of your system unless you fiddle with some options. (I would not recommand to do that.)

Jacob

Last fiddled with by S485122 on 2020-03-22 at 12:54 Reason: misformed tag and slpelnig
S485122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-03-22, 16:22   #8
Prime95
P90 years forever!
 
Prime95's Avatar
 
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL

23·863 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by S485122 View Post
2020-03-19 04:52:00 p95v298b7.MacOSX.noGUI.tar.gz

Obviously you did not look very thoroughly
Do note that version was uploaded the day after the original post.
Prime95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I found the primality test, there seems to be no composite numbers that pass the test sweety439 sweety439 7 2020-02-11 19:49
Modifying the Lucas Lehmer Primality Test into a fast test of nothing Trilo Miscellaneous Math 25 2018-03-11 23:20
Double check LL test faster than first run test lidocorc Software 3 2008-12-03 15:12
Will the torture test, test ALL available memory? swinster Software 2 2007-12-01 17:54
A primality test for Fermat numbers faster than Pépin's test ? T.Rex Math 0 2004-10-26 21:37

All times are UTC. The time now is 00:13.

Sat Jul 4 00:13:59 UTC 2020 up 100 days, 21:47, 1 user, load averages: 1.13, 1.32, 1.31

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.